Paul Grilli

Contributing writer

Hillsville, Pennsylvania: The Quarry Town Where Our Story Began

May 2017
In 1896, Ascienzo Grilli and his wife, the former Elizabeth Strizzi, gave birth to my great grandfather, Berardino Grilli, one of six boys. They lived in Villa Sant'Angelo, a small Abruzzo village in the foothills of the Gran Sasso mountain range....